Rolex GMT Ref. 1675, gilt dial 1961

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Year of issue: 1961

Reference number: 1675

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Condition: worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: Germany

Price in EUR €: n/a

Watch details

Rolex GMT Ref. 1675, wot ID: 21087

  • CASE steel, rotating bezel, screw-down crown, pointed crown guard
  • DIAMETER 40 mm
  • MOVEMENT Rolex 1560, automatic, chronometer, 24-hour-indicator, date
  • DIAL original dial and hands, chapter ring, beautiful gilt dial
  • BRACELET foldet jubilé bracelet
  • * rare and nice collector's item
  • very nice condition
  • 1961
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Dealer

Ralf Meertz

THE GMT-MASTER 1955

The GMT-Master was developed to meet the specific needs of airline pilots. It became the official watch of several airlines, among them the famous Pan American World Airways, better known as Pan Am. Its most distinguishing visual feature was the two-tone bezel which marked daytime from nighttime hours.

THE FIRST TRANSCONTINENTAL FLIGHTS

As intercontinental travel developed in the 1950s, airliners began to fly swiftly across several successive time zones. For the first time it became important to know the time in various places in the world, simultaneously. It was the dawn of the jet age, and Rolex responded with a watch to match the spirit of the times.